Allegations, if made against celebrites in the film industry, generate shock and get wide attention, especially if they are from the opposite sex. The latest bombshell is the charges being leveled by controversial Telugu actress Sri Reddy.
After hitting news columns in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by hurling sexual charges against Tollywood celebrities, Sri Reddy, for the past one week, has been making wild allegations against K-town personalities including A R Murugadoss, Srikanth, Raghava Lawrence, Udhayanidhi Stalin and Sundar C. At this juncture, mykollywood.com takes a look back at some incidents from the past, which sent shock waves among celebrities and general public.
Sneha and Nag Ravi were the much talked about couple more than a decade ago when their pictures were released in the web portals.
While Sneha immediately denied the entire affair, Nag Ravi claimed that the pictures were shot by Sneha’s sister. Later, the matter was put on hold when court intervened based on a case filed by Sneha.
Months after Prashanth entered wedlock with Grahalakshmi in 2005, there emerged a dispute between them after Prashanth had contended that Grahalakshmi had earlier married one Prasad in November 1998 and the marriage had been registered.
This fact was never disclosed to him, the actor said and added that the suppression and non-disclosure of this material fact by her and family members amounted to a fraud. The court then declared the marriage void.
Prashanth married Grahalakshmi on September 1, 2005, and a son was born on July 31, 2006, it may be recalled.
Vandana, who is now happily living with Srikanth, initially filed a complaint against him, revealing that she had married him but the actor was refusing to live with her. She even produced the wedding photographs. This sent shock waves, as everyone was under the impression that Srikanth was a bachelor.
Later, Srikanth too admitted that he had married her. He also admitted that he was initially lying with the media on his marriage. Finally, after a series of charges and counter-charges, both got united and are now leading a happy lfie.
After living together with Kamal Haasan for more than a decade, Gautami parted ways with him and also made a set of allegations against him.
She also claimed that she has proof for her charges.
“To all of those people who were so quick to judge me, you have known me for 30 years and I have never been one to throw my words around. When I say something about anyone, I do not speak without reason. And I do not speak without proof,” she said in a tweet, which provided link to her fresh blog post.
“I expected nothing from anyone, least of all pending salaries from a company that I had worked for in a professional capacity. And, yes, I am surprised & disturbed by the harsh & judgemental reactions from people who know no details about the situation,” she wrote on the blog.
Gautami said the reasons for her decision to leave (Kamal), were several and they were strong enough to be irreversible. “As a single mother, who is fighting to start life again and build a secure future on her own, I need to concentrate my energies on positive and constructive matters. There is so much in this life that is good, honest & joyful and I look towards that. There are good & compassionate human beings in this world and I look for those people to be in my life,” she said.
Varalakshmi Sarathkumar alleged harassment from a TV channel official early in 2017. She said in her social media feed that the programming head of a leading TV channel made unwanted overtures to her during an official meeting. When she got the glimpse of his intentions, she said she immediately asked him to get out.
“A common reaction from people, both in the industry and outside when they hear things like this is to say, ‘film industry is like this. You knew so when you joined,” she said.
She added: “Why complain now or act supposed?. My response is this, I didn’t come to the industry to be treated like a piece of meat or to follow the standards of exploitation of women already practised.”
“I love acting. It’s my profession of choice. I work hard and i’m good at my work. I certainly do not want to choose either option of ‘put up with or quit,” she said.
“If we don’t act now ‘safety for women’ will be just a dream and we will never remove the word rape from our society. I will not stay silent. I urge all my sisters and friends to do the same. You are not alone,” she stated.